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Talk about your filthy lucre.
In the first comprehensive study of the DNA on dollar bills, New York University researchers identified 3,000 types of bacteria in all—many times more than in previous studies that examined samples under a microscope.
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And how many of those were pathological?
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How is it possible that I've only just found out about the Biodiversity Heritage Library? They provide free access to biodiversity books and journals: http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/

And boy, do they have some nifty image sets on Flickr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/biodivlibrary/sets/

Image: Onze vogels in huis en tuin /Leyden :P.W.M. Trap,1869-1876.
biodiversitylibrary.org/page/41754697

On Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/biodivlibrary/12367278595/in/set-72157640640754493
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if you like that kind of natural wildlife art, check out my cousin, she does it for a living
http://www.mccolyer.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/marieclairecolyer
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Official NOAA Climate Prediction Center estimates peg the odds of El Niño’s return at 50 percent, but many climate scientists think that is a lowball estimate. And there are several indications that if it materializes, this year’s El Niño could be massive, a lot like the 1997-98 event that was the strongest on record.
Attention weather superfans: El Niño might be coming back. And this time, we could be in for a big one.
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What makes the ostrich a super-swallower? It's all about the tongue.
It's the ostrich's best party trick: no matter how recklessly it gobbles up its food, it probably won't choke. So what makes the world's biggest bird such a savvy swallower?
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I could watch this all day.
 
Great animation demonstration of the "alternating tripod" gait that ants and other insects use. From http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/course/ent425/library/tutorials/external_anatomy/locomotion.html
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Very cool. I would imagine this mechanism produces excellent stability.
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See Mongolia's Gobi Desert through a paleontologist's eyes. +American Museum of Natural History graduate student +Aki Watanabe used Google Glass to record his discovery and excavation of a fossilized dinosaur nest.
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Cave-dwelling barklice males ejaculate internally, and their sperm is hoovered up by the female's penis? Alrighty, then. 
This picture of two mating insects comes with an unexpected twist. The one on top is a female, and she has a penis. The one on the bottom is a male, and he has the equivalent of a vagina. During se...
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It was too cloudy in our neck of the woods to see much of anything in Tuesday's early morning sky—luckily,  NASA released a timelapse of the lunar eclipse.
This year, I was ready. I had gathered the necessary equipment, made sure I scheduled in time for an afternoon nap and did my research so I would be ready
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The +European Space Agency, ESA has released a list of 10 ways that 3D printing could transform space exploration.
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In a Serbian pond where mating toads copulate in frenzied balls, a lone male passionately embraces a clump of mud.

http://ecol-mne.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Djordjevic_Simovic.pdf

Figure 1. Male common toad firmly grasping a muddy protuberance (Photo: S. Đorđević)
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Science Writer/Producer
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  • American Museum of Natural History
    Science Bulletins, Writer/Producer, 2011 - present
    Write and produce the News videos, monthly updates covering the latest research in biodiversity, astrophysics, earth and climate events, and human health and evolution.
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Science writer/producer. Multimedia enthusiast. Cynical girl.
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  • Columbia University
    Film (MFA), 1987 - 1990
  • Columbia University
    English (BA), 1984 - 1987
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Let's Build a Goddamn Tesla Museum
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Darwin Meets Chaucer Off-Broadway: Three Plays in Rep
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Three plays by Baba Brinkman and Mr. Simmonds in rotating rep off-Broadway. Evolution, Literature, Psychology and Hip-hop!

Mitt Romney's Chat with a Gay Veteran About as Awkward as It Sounds
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Oh Christ, someone on Team Romney is going to get fired today: Poor old Mittens was forced to talk to a human, one-on-one, with cameras roll

Calaca-A-Day 365 Project Day 46 - +Mindy Weisberger
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Day 46 - +Mindy Weisberger For anyone I draw - you are more than welcome or rather encouraged to right click - save as download these, color

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Drop whatever you're doing and watch this. A few days ago, NASA released the full-resolution video of the Curiosity rover touching down on t

6 Politicians Who Got the Science Wrong
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Politicians often struggle with scientific facts.

Women of Google+
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Women of Google+is a destination to learn, share and explore what it takes to thrive on social networking platforms both personally and prof

The Hover Scooter - Barmy 1960s Vehicle [HD]
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The Hover Scooter, from British Pathe in 1960. A combination of a hovercraft and a scooter. OUR BEST CLIPS: Check out this playlist - http:/

Life (and death) at extraordinary deep sea pressures | Deep Sea News
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Marine Biologist and Deep Sea News blogger Dr. Alistair Dove describes the staggering pressures experienced during James Cameron's Deep Chal

Lost in Transcription: Fucking Do Something
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Fucking Do Something. So, there are many situations in the world that are morally ambiguous. Prior to this week, I would not have assumed th

The audience is dead – let’s talk participants instead | MuseumNext - Eu...
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The audience is central to much of what a museum does, and visitor surveys and audience segmentation have improved our understanding of our

PETA, Still Consistent in Being Idiots | Deep Sea News
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@SfriedScientist brought to my attention on twitter PETA's new campaign, saying PETA is now only concerned with the ethical treatment of *so

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